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Liverpool 0-0 Porto (Agg: 5-0):

on Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Liverpool 0-0 Porto (Agg: 5-0): Jurgen Klopp's side safely through to Champions League quarter-finals despite second-leg Anfield stalemate

Liverpool are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after a lacklustre second-leg at Anfield
Sadio Mane hit the post in a disappointing first-half as Liverpool looked to protect their significant advantage
Mohamed Salah started on the bench for Liverpool but replaced team-mate Mane in the second-half
Say what you want about Jurgen Klopp but he doesn't do convention. What other manager would have risked his team's crown jewel in the last throes of a game of no consequence?

Porto at Anfield was never going to be Liverpool biggest collision in March. No. That label had long belonged to Manchester United at Old Trafford; March 10 and the shootout, most likely, to determine which Reds at either ends of the M62 will finish best of the rest.

Here was a chance, then, for Klopp to give Mohamed Salah the night off and a chance to rest his legs; get him cherry ripe to run at Manchester United's defence, never mind running at a Porto team that was resigned to elimination from the Champions League.
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